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Future of Flying Cars, 2017–2035

  • ID: 4311628
  • Report
  • May 2017
  • Region: Global
  • 104 pages
  • Frost & Sullivan
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Over 10 Companies Poised to Launch Flying Cars by 2022, with OEMs and Other Major Industry Participants Set to Join them with Prototypes in the Following 5 Years


  • Aerofex
  • Airbus
  • Cartivator
  • E-Volo
  • Joby Aviation
  • Lilium Aviation
  • MORE

This study provides a comprehensive insight into the flying cars landscape. It discusses the evolution of flying cars and the need for them today, as well as mega trends favoring them. The technological challenges and supporting technologies to overcome them are included, and the various types of flying cars and profiles of key participants are provided. The study offers an analysis of the current competitive landscape, the capabilities benchmarking different flying cars, and future application areas. Potential business models and a snapshot of related rules and regulations by countries are also covered. The flying car has fascinated humans for almost a century. Attempts to build one in the past have largely been unsuccessful, predominantly due to the absence of key technologies. Advancements in technology in the past decade are poised to make the flying car a reality in the next few years. Flying car start-ups, technology giants, and companies from the ride hailing and aviation sectors are all engaged in the race to develop flying cars. Many have already tested their prototypes, while some have even begun pre-sales of their vehicles. The advent of the flying cars poses a number of pertinent questions pertaining to safety, regulations, privacy, traffic management and key application areas.

These questions gave rise to the key objectives of this study listed below:

  • To capture the evolution of flying cars over the years, till 2017
  • To identify the key participants in the flying cars market as of 2017
  • To comprehend the major challenges for commercialization of flying cars
  • To identify the main technology enablers for flying cars
  • To decipher the emergence of flying car application areas by 2035
  • To identify the architecture and partnerships required to support flying car operation in urban areas
  • To identify new business models for flying car companies as well as automotive OEMs targeting this market
  • Key conclusions and actionable recommendations

Benefits to clients:

The study provides a 360-degree view of the flying cars market as of 2017 and how it could potentially evolve in future. Commercialization avenues and potential revenue streams are discussed. Challenges hindering commercialization and technological capabilities key to successful commercialization are captured. A distinction is drawn between the various types of flying cars being developed, and their capabilities are analyzed. In addition, profiles and capabilities of more than 10 participants in the market are analyzed in detail. This study will aid companies in understanding the implication of flying cars for their businesses, the threshold capabilities required to develop a flying car, the type of vehicle they should develop based on their goal and the various ways to commercialize it.

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  • Aerofex
  • Airbus
  • Cartivator
  • E-Volo
  • Joby Aviation
  • Lilium Aviation
  • MORE
1. Executive Summary
1.1 Executive Summary—Key Takeaways
1.2 Executive Summary—Vehicle Segmentation
1.3 Executive Summary—Select Flying Car OEMs and Models, 2017
1.4 Executive Summary—Select Flying Car Specifications, 2017
1.5 Executive Summary—Select Flying Car Technologies, 2017
1.6 Executive Summary—Flying Car Concepts from Automotive OEMs
1.7 Executive Summary—Impending Avalanche of Flying Car Launches
1.8 Executive Summary—End Customers/Applications for Flying Cars
1.9 Executive Summary—Business Services and Revenue Streams
1.10 A Peek into the Future of Flying Cars
1.11 Critical View—Flying Car Taxis by 2035?
1.12 Key Findings and Future Outlook

2. Research Scope and Methodology
2.1 Research Scope
2.2 Research Aims and Objectives
2.3 Key Questions this Study Will Answer
2.4 Research Background
2.5 Research Methodology

3. Definitions and Segmentations
3.1 Vehicle Segmentation
3.2 Select Flying Car OEMs and Models, 2017
3.3 Select Flying Car Specifications, 2017
3.4 Select Flying Car Technologies, 2017

4. The Evolving Landscape of Flying Cars
4.1 Evolution of Flying Cars—Key Milestones
4.2 Flying Car Development Activity—Global Hotspots
4.3 Key Technologies Critical for the Success of Flying Cars
4.4 A Peek into the Future of Flying Cars
4.5 Flying Cars—Converging Industries

5. Flying Cars Market and Key Participants
5.1 Snapshot of Current Participants in the Flying Cars Market
5.2 Impending Avalanche of Flying Car Launches
5.3 Competitive Landscape of the Current Flying Cars Market
5.4 Partnerships in the Flying Cars Market
5.5 Flying Car Concepts from Automotive OEMs
5.6 Automotive OEMs—Opportunities in the Flying Cars Market
5.7 Potential Markets for Flying Cars with Traffic as Key Criterion
5.8 Flying Cars—A Critical View

6. Profiles of Select Flying Car OEMs
6.1 PAL-V—Road to Commercialization
6.2 Airbus—Vahana and City Airbus
6.3 Airbus—Pop.Up System
6.4 Uber
6.5 Terrafugia
6.6 AeroMobil 3.0
6.7 Aerofex—Aero-X
6.8 Kitty Hawk—The Flyer
6.9 Lilium Aviation—The Jet

7. Key Challenges Facing the Flying Cars Industry
7.1 Challenges for Existing and New Market Participants
7.2 Tackling Challenges—Addressing Safety
7.3 Tackling Challenges—Addressing Fuel Efficiency and Range
7.4 Tackling Challenges—TakeOff and Landing, Human Error
7.5 Tackling Challenges—Addressing Noise
7.6 Mohyi Labs—Addressing Drone Noises
7.7 Tackling Challenges—Air Traffic Control

8. Platforms and Technologies Key to the Flying Cars Market
8.1 Flying Cars—Drone Platforms
8.2 Drone Platforms—PrecisionHawk
8.3 Key Technology Mapping for Flying Cars
8.4 Flying the Flying Cars—Autonomous and Autopilot
8.5 Flying Car Types—Roadable Aircraft and Passenger Drones
8.6 Future Urban Transport Concepts—Hyperloop and Flying Cars

9. Future Applications of Flying Cars, and Key Infrastructure
9.1 Select Future Applications of Flying Cars
9.2 Military Application—Lockheed Martin Transformer TX
9.3 Air Ambulance Application—The Cormorant
9.4 Air Taxi Application—Ehang 184
9.5 Organ Transport Application—Ehang 184
9.6 Comparison by Application for Different Flying Car Models
9.7 Timeline for Flying Car Applications
9.8 Infrastructure—Landing and TakeOff
9.9 Infrastructure—Parking and Refueling
9.10 End Customers for Flying Cars
9.11 Business Services and Revenue Streams

10. Other Factors Driving the Flying Cars Market
10.1 Macroeconomic Outlook—Broader Factors Influencing Flying Cars
10.2 Helicopter—High Costs and Low Fuel Economy Make it Unsuitable
10.3 Urban Mobility Choked by Increasing Traffic Congestion
10.4 Other MegaTrends Driving the Growth of Flying Cars

11. Flying Car Rules and Regulations
11.1 Flying Cars—Regulatory Certifications and Government Collaborations
11.2 Drone Regulations—The United States
11.3 Drone Regulations—China
11.4 Drone Regulations—European Union
11.5 Drone Regulations—UAE

12. Growth Opportunities and Companies to Action
12.1 Flying Cars Growth Opportunities
12.2 Strategic Imperatives

13. Conclusions and Recommendations
13.1 The 3 Big Predictions

14. Appendix
14.1 Abbreviations and Acronyms Used
14.2 Legal Disclaimer
14.3 Market Engineering Methodology
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  • Aeromobil
  • Airbus
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  • Cartivator
  • E-Volo
  • Ehang
  • Hoversurf
  • Joby Aviation
  • Kitty Hawk
  • Lilium Aviation
  • Malloy Aeronautics
  • Pal-V
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  • Terrafugia
  • Uber
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